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Golden Nuggets: Chris Culliver to Miss Broncos Game; Anthony Davis vs Von Miller

I'm really sorry to have to do this to you all, but it's going to be an abbreviated version of the Nuggets this morning. There's still all the links you've come to know and love but not a lot of jibber jabber (which a few of you won't mind anyway). While you all were snoring and drooling on your pillows, I'm getting soaked on the bike ride home from work and cooking a dinner that I nearly burn. So.....

Not much action to report anyway. NaVorro Bowman missed practice but it doesn't appear to be anything major. Chris Culliver will miss this weekend's game with a knee injury that isn't serious. There's a lot of talk about Anthony Davis and his matchup with Von Miller in this weekend's battle against the Broncos. Davis can be expected to push him around in the run game, but he's had trouble with speed rushers in the pass. We'll see what happens. To the links....

Matt Maiocco tells us why we should expect big things from our 2010 first round picks Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati. Most players make a big jump in their second year and these two were denied the offseason preparation last season so this year will be their first normal training camp. | Why 49ers should expect big years from Davis, Iupati. (Maiocco)

Chris Culliver injured his knee against the Texans and will miss Sunday's game. I guess it was missed in all the other injury news from last weekend. This means we'll get to see more of the other DBs and get a good idea about who's making the roster. | Culliver won't play at Denver because of knee injury; can still play on massive Twitter account. (Inman)

NaVorro Bowman missed practice today. Anthony Dixon was singled out for praise by Greg Roman for his work on short yardage, noting that he did pretty well considering how the plays unfolded. | Bowman absent, Dixon praised. (Barrows)

Alex Smith transcript: "Good or bad (Harbaugh is going to give you his honest opinion." (Inman)

Bowman, Culliver, Brandon Jacobs absent as practice begins. (Inman)

Four questions for Greg Roman and Alex Smith. (Cohn)

Same word, different coach: Roman on 'evaluating' Peyton Manning. (Branch)

49ers locker room: Jim Harbaugh shows off Isaac Sopoaga's artistic side. (BASG)

Staff, Alex Smith take aim at better third-down accuracy. (CBS Sports)

Quote has Harbaugh smiling. (CBS Sports)

Greg Roman says all wide receivers who are playing are starters. (Gin)

Niners' Alex Boone winning right guard job with physical approach. (NBC Sports)

In the shadow - and amid the clangs and engine rumbling - of a new stadium rising. (Kawakami)

Randy Moss stresses benefit of swimming to teammates. (Mercury News)

Culliver won't play Sunday, so who's the no 3 cornerback. (Barrows)

Mike Iupati develops with offense. (

49ers trying to improve protection for Alex Smith. (Yahoo!)

Alex Smith on his relationship with Jim Harbaugh: No awkwardness. (Cohn)

Roman on the matchup between Anthony Davis and Von Miller: "It'll be great work for us." (Cohn)

Alex Smith displays offensive mastery. (

Coaches say Smith was always their QB. (Branch)

VIDEO: Press Pass: Alex Smith. (

VIDEO: Press Pass: Greg Roman. (

VIDEO: Press Pass: Mike Iupati. (

VIDEO: Defense sets high standards. (

VIDEO: 49ers host Play 60 Character Camp. (

VIDEO: Smith giving more input on offense. (

Podcast: Better Rivals. (

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